Advertising Question

peanut galleryFirst, be careful writing peanut gallery into an image search.  One Freudian slip and you’re going to need an eyewash.

I’m trying to get some advice from people smarter than I am.  At least people that had a full night’s sleep unlike my moronic butt.  My head is still foggy and I keep playing pros and cons with no end in site.

Now, I decided to get an advertising package from AskDavid.com.  This is 30 tweets on their site (18,000+ followers) for $10.  Great deal and one tweet a month means I can stretch it out.  The confusion is coming from which book do I push.  I could make one post for each book, but that means my tweets last only 15 days.  Hoping to make it last a month since one book should lead to the other.

If I go with Beginning of a Hero then I ensure people start in the first book and it already has some momentum.  Yet, Prodigy of Rainbow Tower is going strong even before the advertising sites put up the pages.  Thank you to all of the blog blitzers and rebloggers that made that possible.  I might have to go with Beginning of a Hero until the second book has a site on AskDavid.com.  After that, I’m not sure.

There is the option of going with Prodigy of Rainbow Tower and making sure people know it’s Part 2 of something.  That brings people to Beginning of a Hero using the new momentum.  Can I do that with 140 characters and make it witty?  Not sure and my brain is a little too murky to focus.

I have a feeling the answer is so obvious and I’m too exhausted to figure it out.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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34 Responses to Advertising Question

  1. ioniamartin says:

    I have been thinking about this all day long. Odd that you posted this. If you go for the second book, then people will obviously know they have to buy the first book if they want it to make sense. Downside..some peeps be dumb as a brick and you might get returns and bad reviews because people claim they didn’t know it was a second book even though obviously the blurb describes it.

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  2. Papizilla says:

    Reblogged this on The Ranting Papizilla and commented:
    Can you answer Charles question?

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  3. Dean says:

    Hmm… 50/50 perhaps? Thats what I would do.

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  4. Friend of mine once misspelled hotmail. He had a similar eye-wash problem.

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  5. kingmidget says:

    I say go with the new book. You use more subtle things like free giveaways for the first. That said, I’m not sure Ask David is worth even $10. There are so many tweets these sites blast out, I’d be surprised anybody is paying attention to them. But that may just be me since I haven’t quite got the whole Twitter thing down yet.

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  6. I am no marketing genius at all, but I would probably tweet the first book mentioning book two as well at least initially. Later tweets could promote book two more directly with a reference back to #1. Either way, since it is a series there are always going to those individuals that can’t figure that out for themselves and will then leave a bad review. This is going to be a tough one to win on. I wish you the best with whichever one you decide to do.

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  7. MishaBurnett says:

    Honestly, I tend to ignore tweets that are trying to sell me something. I see so many of them that I just tune them out, or if too many come from the same source I unfollow that feed. I don’t think that I’d use Twitter as a sales platform, personally.

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  8. Kira says:

    Are you advertising anywhere else or just on this one?

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